Jan 22, 2021
The BA degree in Dance provides an awareness of the possibilities of dance in all of its manifestations and rigorously prepares students in performance, choreography, community outreach and involvement, education, technology, social and cultural roles, and research/scholarly endeavors. The degree prepares enthusiastic and energetic graduates who will use their passion about the art form to guide their career and advanced study choices.
- Language Requirement: Option 1 or 2
- Minor: Not Required
- Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) and an overall GPA of 2.50 or “C+.” In addition, a grade of “B” or higher is required in at least one 3000-level major course in both ballet and modern dance.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation-a minimum of 60 of these must be Dance classes. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above).
- Program Code: 3045BA
- CIPC: 500301
Students should meet annually, if not more often, with the faculty advisor for course and program advisement. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an appointment. (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)
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Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission requirements for this major.
Refer to Degree Requirements of this catalog for Bachelor of Arts requirements. See Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA listed under the major course requirements. DANC 1010 CA/DV and NUTR 1020 LS are prerequisites for required dance courses.
Course Requirements for BA Degree: 63 Credit Hours
Technique Courses Required (20-22 credit hours)
Appropriate level technique courses in ballet and modern dance (initially to be determined by placement class) are required every semester of residence-8 courses in Ballet and 8 courses in Modern Dance (20 to 22 credit hours).
Additional Dance Form Required
Select four of the following - none of these classes may be repeated for credit towards a Dance Major: (4 credit hours).
Creative Sequence, Required (12 credit hours)
Note: The following 5 courses must be taken in sequence.
Required Dance Courses (20 credit hours)
Required Theatre Support Course (3 credit hours, choose only 1 option)
Dance Pedagogy and Theory Required (3 credit hours)
Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA
Refer to Degree Requirements in this catalog. Dance Majors must complete Option 1 - Foreign Language (12 credit hours of a foreign language, refer to the Foreign Language section of this catalog for additional information on obtaining foreign language credit) OR Option 2 - Foreign Language and Language Arts (6 credit hours of a foreign language and 6 hours of language arts)–the required language arts course is: DANC 4800 - Individual Study Credits: (3) taken 2 times for a total of (6) credit hours.